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The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) teaches performance as a mode of critical inquiry, creative expression, and public engagement. Through performance training and research, we create liberal arts graduates with expanded analytical, technical, and imaginative capacities. Located within the College of Letters and Science, the department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies has approximately 22 graduate students, 100 undergraduate majors, and 12 permanent faculty members in addition to 20 faculty affiliated with the graduate group. The Department appoints a number of exceptionally qualified temporary academic staff, including lecturers and GSIs. The Department is located within Dwinelle Hall and Zellerbach Hall on the UC Berkeley main campus. Facilities include dedicated performance venues, studio and teaching spaces, and workshops. The department is committed to fostering a community that appreciates diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Accompany scheduled technique classes in the dance program of the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. Directions and assignments are provided by the course instructor.
Practice and preparation of material outside of the classroom, in consultation with the instructor.
Good technical knowledge/skills in music and demonstrated musical expertise.
Interpersonal communications skills and abilities to work well with instructors and students.
Good organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to apply musical skills to dance accompaniment.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 10 month non-exempt temporary position at 25% (10# hrs a week). This position is paid hourly with the possibility of extension. Hourly pay is commensurate with experience within the range of $25.00 - $29.00.
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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